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HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 30, House Building
February 24, 2012
MEMBERS PRESENT: Rep. Kraig Powell, Chair
Rep. Brad Galvez, Vice Chair
Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck
Rep. Janice Fisher
Rep. Craig Frank
Rep. Richard Greenwood
Rep. Curt Oda
Rep. Lee Perry
Rep. Doug Sagers
Rep. Evan Vickers
STAFF PRESENT: Mr. Arthur Hunsaker, Policy Analyst
Ms. Sylvia Newton, Committee Secretary
Note: A list of visitors and handouts are filed with committee minutes.
Chair Powell called the meeting to order at 7:35 a.m.
MOTION: Rep. Galvez moved to approve the minutes of the February 22, 2012 meeting. The motion passed unanimously.
H.B. 193 Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission Amendments (Rep. B. Doughty)
MOTION: Rep. Chavez-Houck moved to amend the bill as follows:
1. Page 1, Lines 14 through 16 :
14 . requires that
15 consumers of an alcoholic product
16 commission }
2. Page 1, Lines 21 through 22 :
21 Other Special Clauses:
3. Page 1, Line 25 :
25 32B-2-201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapters 308 and 334
32B-2-201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapters 308 and 334
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32 (2) (a) The commission is composed of five part-time commissioners appointed by the
33 governor with the consent of the Senate.
34 (b) No more than
35 (c) (i) At least
36 appointed and during their term, be
37 an entity authorized to sell alcoholic products.
38 means happening or recurring not less than once a month. }
39 (ii) The governor shall require an individual to sign an affidavit verifying compliance
40 with Subsection (2)(c)(i) as a condition of appointment under this Subsection (2)(c).
41 (iii) If as of July 1, 2012, there are not at least
42 requirements of Subsection (2)(c)(i), as terms of commissioners expire the governor shall
43 appoint a new commissioner or
(ii) If as of July 1, 2012, there are more than two commissioners with the same profession or occupation, as terms of commissioners expire, the governor shall appoint a new commissioner or reappoint a commissioner in a manner that brings the commission into compliance with this Subsection (2)(d).
5. Page 4, Lines 109 through 110 :
109 or portion of a commission meeting that is closed by the commission as authorized by Sections
110 52-4-204 and 52-4-205 .
If this H.B. 193 and S.B. 66, Alcoholic Beverage Control Related Amendments, both pass and become law, the Legislature intends that:
(1) the references in Subsection 32B-2-201(2)(c) to "two" be replaced with "three";
(2) the references in Subsection 32B-2-201(2)(d) to "two" be replaced with "three";
(3) the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel make the changes described in this section when preparing the Utah Code database for publication.
The motion to amend the bill passed unanimously.
Rep. Doughty explained the bill and the amendment.
MOTION: Rep. Fisher moved to pass H.B. 193 as amended out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. Greenwood, Rep. Sagers, and Rep. Vickers voting in opposition to the motion.
H.B. 502 Incorporation Amendments (Rep. M. Brown)
MOTION: Rep. Galvez moved to adopt 1st Substitute H.B. 502. The motion passed unanimously.
Spoke in favor of the bill: Mary Ann Strong, citizen
Ken Bullock, Utah League of Cities and Towns
Spoke in opposition to the bill: Rick Raile, Chair, Emigration Township (handout)
Jan Zogmaister, Weber County Commission
Darla Longhurst-VanZeben, Powder Mountain Homeowners
Michael Jensen, Salt Lake County Council
` Jean Gallegos, Association of County Councils Together
Kurt Hoffman, citizen
Roger Dudley, citizen
Rep. Chavez-Houck stated that she is a property owner in the Millcreek area.
MOTION: Rep. Sagers moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 502 out favorably. The motion failed with Rep. Oda, Rep. Perry, Rep. Frank, and Rep. Sagers voting in favor of the motion.
H.B. 382 Constitutional Defense Council - Posting of Public Information (Rep. K. Ivory)
This bill was not heard.
H.C.R. 3 Concurrent Resolution on Airport Security (Rep. K. Ivory)
This bill was not heard.
H.B. 310 State and Political Subdivision Employment Amendments (Rep. D. McCay)
MOTION: Rep. Galvez moved to amend the bill as follows:
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10 This bill prohibits a state or political subdivision from considering seniority as
11 primary }
12 reduction in force.
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15 . prohibits the following from considering or establishing a policy requiring
16 consideration of seniority as
17 terminate an employee while conducting a reduction in force:
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54 10-3-1014. Seniority as
56 A civil service commission may not make a rule or regulation requiring that a
57 department head conducting a reduction in force consider seniority as
58 determining whether to terminate an employee.
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84 (b) While conducting a reduction in force, a municipality may not consider seniority as
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105 (8) provision of a reduction in force policy that does not consider seniority as
106 factor when determining whether to terminate an employee.
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127 17-30-16. Reductions in force -- Seniority may not be
129 (1) When necessary because of lack of funds or work [
130 authority, with the approval of the commission, [
133 (2) While conducting a reduction in force, an appointing authority or the merit system
134 commission may not consider seniority as
135 terminate an officer.
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260 (c) A county conducting a reduction in force may not consider seniority as
261 factor when determining whether to terminate an employee.
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281 (2) Except as provided in Section 17B-2a-813 , a local district conducting a reduction in
282 force may not consider seniority as
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301 (c) An institution president or board of trustees may not establish a policy that requires
302 an institution conducting a reduction in force to consider seniority as
303 determining whether to terminate an employee.
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384 (b) The campus board of directors or the Utah College of Applied Technology Board
385 of Trustees may not establish a policy that requires an institution conducting a reduction in
386 force to consider seniority as
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526 67-19-18.5. Reductions in force -- Seniority may not be
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537 (2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an employer conducting a reduction in
538 force may not consider seniority as
The motion to amend the bill passed unanimously with Rep. Chavez-Houck and Rep. Vickers absent for the vote.
Rep. McCay introduced the amended bill to the committee.
Spoke in opposition to the bill: Mike Lee, Unified Police Federation
Patty Rich, American Federation of State, County, & Municipal Employees
Tony Allred, Professional Firefighters of Utah
Jan Johnson, Utah Alliance of Government Employees
MOTION: Rep. Frank moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Chavez-Houck and Rep. Vickers absent for the vote.
Chair Powell adjourned the meeting at 10:00 a.m.
Rep. Kraig Powell, Chair